Join us for the 2018 Hope Gala - An Evening Supporting the William R Bliss Cancer Center. Around the World in Food and Drink April 28, 2018


We are overwhelmed and humbled by the great generosity and compassion of our community who came together in a tremendous way to support the William R. Bliss Cancer Center!

Nearly 300 people gathered on April 28 at the Hope Gala to celebrate and support the William R. Bliss Cancer Center, and many more donors contributed in advance to make our auctions and gift card pull a success. Thank you – we could not have done it without you!

Along with our wonderful sponsors, we raised more than $163,000 in support of our cancer programs, including nearly $45,000 for the Cancer Care Navigation Program through a special appeal during the event. An additional $42,000 was donated in-kind for auction items, the gift card pull and prizes.

Please take a moment to watch our special appeal video. We want to extend our gratitude to Kira Fricke and Lu Klatt for telling their cancer stories and to Austin Woodin for sharing his family’s story at the event.

If you would like to contribute to our special appeal, please 

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Thank you to the 2018 Hope Gala Planning Committee

2018 Hope Gala Planning Committee Group Photo at the Iowa State University Sukup Endzone Club

Led by co-chairs Kelly Grandgenett and Lyndsey Fennelly, this year’s committee volunteered countless time and talents to ensure the success of this great event!

Event Co-Chairs

Kelly Grandgenett & Lyndsey Fennelly

Committee Co-Chairs

Stacy Dreyer, Becky Gordon, Kim Hanna, Alecia Johnson, Corinne Mattson, Nikowah Okland, Eman Salti, Jan Williams, Katie Youngberg

Committee Members

Rajshri Agarwal, Janis Anderson, Jennifer Dyche, Alison Easter, Deb Fennelly, Brenda Fisher, Amanda Horras, Catherine Korrect, Molly McCaughey, Bea Smith, Sarah Swanson, Ashley Terrell, Emily Wilson

Thank you all for your efforts to make this year’s event a success!!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

These events wouldn't be possible without the generous support from donors to the Mary Greeley Foundation.

See the Sponsorship Program